Chuck Schumer Will Propose Naming Senate Building After McCain

Esequiel Farfan
Agosto 30, 2018

"To the rest of the world, John McCain was Arizona", Ducey said on Wednesday during his remarks at the memorial service in the Arizona State Capital. No photography will be permitted.

Roads were restricted in the area, and shuttles to the Capitol were available for guests parking at the Arizona State Fairgrounds at McDowell Road and 19th Avenue.

As McCain suffered through brain cancer, the president publicly snubbed him, declining to refer to McCain during a recent ceremony when he signed a major defense bill that was named for the senator. The motorcade is open for the public to view along the route.

Ducey, a Republican, has said he will wait until after McCain's burial to name a successor.

Several staff members believed the official White House statement, which went through an internal approval process, would be released at the time of the Arizona Republican's death, which occurred on Saturday.

Many - like Mitt Romney, McCain's former opponent in the 2008 primaries - described the Arizona senator as a hero and expressed gratitude for his service to the country.

By the time government offices closed for the day, as many as 6000 people had filed by, and that number was expected to grow, DPS spokesman Bart Graves said.

Arizona National Guard members carried the casket into the museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state. John McCain, saying Tuesday that they will instead form a committee to study the appropriate level of tribute. Exact hours for when viewing will end have not yet been announced. This will take place approximately at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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"John has created a long line of people that are coming after you", he said. This will be to honor all whose lives were lost during the Vietnam War, which has great significance for the late McCain.

McCain's wife Cindy and her sons Jack and Jimmy, dressed in formal military attire, received McCain's body ahead of the formal ceremony. In addition, his colleagues, national officials and worldwide leaders will attend.

The memorial service will include tributes, readings and musical performances, including a tribute from former Vice President Joe Biden.

While former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are scheduled to deliver eulogies this weekend at McCain's funeral, Trump was not invited.

Back to work in full on Tuesday (Aug 28) following McCain's death, few senators displayed any appetite for taking on his role of the party's principled critic of the scandal-plagued president.

There, "military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport" will partake in a funeral service at the U.S. Naval Academy, his statement added.

He will be buried beside his friend and fellow Naval Academy classmate Admiral Chuck Larson. This will be private as well.

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